Traveling to Sydney for the first time can be both exciting and nerve-racking. The opportunity of finally being able to visit famous attractions and spots is definitely exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking as you may experience certain setbacks during your trip. In order to avoid any problems during your vacation, it is a must to ready yourself and the things you are supposed to bring at least a week before your travel. This would help you avoid missing something important to bring.
Your Sydney trip will not be complete if you failed to bring something essential to your travel; thus, it is important to take note of everything you need to bring. In case you have no idea what you need to bring, reading the trip essentials below can be of great help.
Passport and Visa – If you are a tourist coming from outside Australia, it is a must that you bring with you your passport and visa. You would want to lose everything in your possession during your trip but not your passport and visa. Losing your passport will put you in great hassle and easily spoil your vacation. Make sure to secure your passport at all times. It is also advisable to place it in a water-proof and sturdy casing so it is always protected whatever the weather is.
Identification card – It is also a must to bring with you at least two valid government-issued IDs. This is to have a proof of your identity other than your passport. Instead of frequently using your passport as your ID, you may use your other IDs.
Airline ticket – Before leaving home to the airport, check whether you have with you your airplane ticket or e-ticket. The last thing you would want to do is to reach the airport without your ticket. This will not only be hassle but will also waste your time.
Printed hotel reservation form – If you have booked for accommodation Sydney Olympic Park in advance, make sure to bring the printed proof of your hotel accommodation reservation. Although you can have your form printed when your reach Sydney it is not advisable as it will only consume much of your time.
Local and foreign money – Before leaving for Australia, go to a foreign exchange center to have your home currency converted to Australian dollars (AUD). Although you can convert your local money to dollars when you arrive, it is best to have your money exchanged prior to your trip. You would also want to bring with your local money to serve as your emergency money.
Credit cards – Do not forget to bring with you your credit cards as they will be essential during your trip. You would use them when purchasing products or services. Almost all of accommodation Sydney Olympic Park as well as shops and stores accept major credit cards, thus, if you don’t feel like paying in cash, you can use your credit card instead.
Toiletries – Bring with you hygiene essentials like shampoo, body wash, cleanser, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb or hairbrush, and cotton buds.
Clothing – If you are going to the Sydney during the colder months, don’t forget to bring jacket, sweater, pants, and generally thick clothing. If going on a summer, bring short pants, shirt, swimsuit, and the like.
Electricals and gadgets – At least a day before your trip, make sure to pack electronic essentials like cell phone/smart phone, cell phone charger, camera, hairdryer, and music player.
Your vacation to Sydney and other parts of the country will certainly be filled with memorable activities and getaways – just make sure that you don’t forget anything behind home.